From the Washington State Liquor Control Board’s website: ‘FAQs on I-502’
Q: The initiative says I cannot consume marijuana in public. What is the definition of “in public?”
A: Initiative 502 states that it is unlawful to open/consume a package of marijuana or marijuana infused product *in view of* the general public. (http://lcb.wa.gov/marijuana/faqs_i-502
Clearly you read the rules and planned your party well.
Just what type of behavior are these fearmongers expecting, anyway? High people assembling peacefully, smiling at each other, interacting respectfully, is surely better than drunks’ idiotic aggression.
Indeed, whoever heard of a stoner starting a fight?
**Marijuana is less bad than alcohol**
I very much agree with you that I-502 and the LCB Rules "forcing potheads to stay hidden at home and outlawing communal cannabis consumption" are flawed – unless one owns one’s own home one has no legal place to get high, and furthermore, one’s home is no place to meet and commune with interesting strangers. Imagine how disappointed all the tourists next summer will be to learn that there are no hash bars, and that they (probably) can't even smoke in their hotels!
I remain thrilled, however, that we took the great leap forward and I am hopeful that together we will continue to tweak the rules and turn Georgetown into little Amsterdam.